Tech for Peace Associate

● Are you interested in making Facebook a friendlier place for everyone in Myanmar?
● Do you want to support our social media team to make Internet a safe, open and equal space
for everybody in Myanmar?


Phandeeyar (“creation place”) is a community tech hub that is helping to develop the technology
and innovation ecosystem in Myanmar. Our mission is to use technology to accelerate change and
development. We bring the tech community together with civil society, social enterprises and
independent media to build the apps, tools and content that Myanmar needs. We have an awesome
6000 square foot space in the heart of downtown Yangon. We run a coworking area, classrooms
and an event space and we have a busy program of activities. Last year we’ve launched many new
exciting initiatives, including a startup accelerator and a makerspace. This year, we launched a
social media program and a Phandeeyar labs, a civic tech pendant to the accelerator.

The Role

Phandeeyar is looking for a passionate Associate with a belief in equality, freedom of expression
and peace to help change agents in Myanmar. You will help run technology trainings, develop
resources and educational content, manage social media outlets, and provide necessary support to
civil society partners.

Key responsibilities include:

● Helping to design and run activities/programs to support the development of the tech eco-
system in Myanmar

● Helping to design and manage programs to better enable civil society organizations and
other communities of individuals passionate about social change to use technology to
increase the impact of their work
● Helping to build the community of developers and designers who are excited about using
technology for civic impact
● Helping to develop and execute programs to enable independent media take advantage of
the new digital media environment

● Helping to design and manage activities such as hackathons, apps competitions and other
similar events to bring technology, civil society and independent media together
supporting other key Phandeeyar initiatives.

Essential Requirements

Organizational skills – You are great at getting things done. You’re a self-starter who takes the
initiative and can mobilize resources and solve problems. You can juggle multiple projects and you
have good attention to detail.
Great people skills – You’re a people person. You love bringing people together and you have the
interpersonal skills to help connect civil society and independent media with the Myanmar tech
Communications – You’re a good communicator with solid written and spoken Myanmar and good
written and spoken English skills.
Passionate about using technology for social change.

The Details

Location: This role is based in Yangon. It may involve some travel around the country.
Hours: Phandeeyar is itself a start-up. Many of its activities happen outside standard office hours
(9am-5pm). You will need to work some evenings and weekends, however there is a “time off in
lieu” policy.
Remuneration: Will be based on experience and qualifications and will be competitive for the
To apply: Please send an email to explaining why you are perfect for this role
and attach a CV/resume (not more than two pages long).
Note: Applicants do not need to currently be living in Myanmar. We welcome all applicants
including those from the Myanmar diaspora.
For more information please visit:
Twitter: @Phandeeyar
Instagram: @phandeeyar